Purse Search Ireland is an exciting fisheries conservation project that involves public participation, so that means you can take part! The project is basically a massive nationwide search for mermaids' purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. We're hunting for these eggcases because they can provide valuable information on the location of nursery areas for Ireland's egglaying sharks, skates and rays. Information on nursery areas is crucial for effective conservation management and protection of vulnerable species. It's also important for the sustainable
Welcome to Marine Dimensions!
We work with and for communities pursuing sustainable solutions for the marine environment using education, outreach and innovation as tools for positive change.
We’re excited to be celebrating Water Heritage Day with the launch of our new Underwater Inspiration video series on YouTube!
The videos were filmed this summer on a four day expedition to Kenmare Bay Special Area of Conservation, a marine protected area on the south west coast of Ireland known for its rich and productive biodiversity.
We hope that the videos will pass on some of the magic that we experienced in the water during that time, so please do like, subscribe and comment if you feel inspired!
How a local community on Ireland's east coast came together to take care of a little seal pup in trouble The Grey Seal pup that was rescued by the local community in Bray. Photo credit: Sarah … [Read More...] about Seal Pup Rescue in Bray
One question that we frequently get asked by students considering a career in marine biology is whether they need to learn to SCUBA dive. Marine biologists do not have to be able to dive. Many … [Read More...] about Do Marine Biologists Have to SCUBA Dive?
If you've ever been beachcombing you've probably wondered what those little black things washed up on the strand line are. Although frequently mistaken for seaweed, these tough little … [Read More...] about What is a Mermaid’s Purse?